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Evolve the Digital Leadership Platform: How to Do an Agile IT Strategy Sprint

Published: 10 February 2016

ID: G00295756

Analyst(s): Jenny Beresford

Summary

Agile practices used in the C-suite can help "unstick" conventional thinking and kickstart enterprise agility, evolving the digital leadership platform. CIOs can experience working in an Agile team, with their CxO colleagues, by using a short series of Agile sprints to create IT strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Treat IT Strategy Sprints as Experiential Learning
  • Form the Agile IT Strategy Team
  • Shape the IT Strategy Sprint Cycle
  • The Agile Narrative: Turning Epics Into Strategy Into Change
    • Sprint 0 Example: Turn Vision Into Epics and Stories
    • Sprint 1 Example: Reap Your Research; Collect Internal and External Data, Observations, Ideas
    • Sprint 2 Example: Paint the Picture; Start to Test Scenarios
    • Sprint 3 Example: Join the Dots; Iteratively Refine Strategic Positions
    • Sprint 4 Example: Frame the Picture; Finalize and Showcase to Gain CxO Endorsement
  • Are We "Done" Yet?

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